What’s New and Funky: Countryside Stays

Promoting Japan’s countryside

We recently worked with Gurunavi to create content for Countryside Stays Japan website, for the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. The site promotes experiences and stays in Japan’s rural regions. The FunkyCorp team including Minako, Narumi, Ben and Jeremy, plus our intrepid contributors journeyed far and wide to harvest rice, pick grapes, make soba noodles, pound mochi, meet local farmers and eat and drink, all in the name of research.

The result is a new website with a mix of blogs and short films, to inspire further exploration. You can see Jeremy as he pounds mochi and explores Iwate, and Ben and Narumi harvesting rice, playing with adorable Akita pups, and riding a rail bike in Akita.

We hope our experiences motivate you to explore Japan’s beautiful outdoors this spring, and visit the website.

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